Why sensory sensitive children don't want to wear clothes. Read these tips.

Sensory sensitivity is a common issue among children and can manifest in a variety of ways. One of them is a reluctance or refusal to wear certain types of clothing. Some refuse to wear socks or underwear, others won't accept any trousers or T-shirts because of the itchy and annoying feeling of the fabric, inside seams or labels.

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There are a number of possible reasons for this. Some children may find certain fabrics or textures uncomfortable or irritating to the skin. Others may have sensory processing disorder (SPD), which can make it difficult for them to tolerate certain items of clothing. Yet others may simply dislike the feeling of clothes on their skin, or may prefer the freedom of movement that comes with not wearing clothes.

It's important to understand that children with sensory sensitivity are not being difficult or disobedient when they refuse to wear clothes. They are simply reacting to stimuli in a way that is different from what is typical.

Here are a few tips for parents of sensory sensitive children who don't want to wear clothes:

1. Consider the child's individual needs.
Some children may be more sensitive to certain fabrics than others. Look out for soft fabrics and clothing without itchy labels or inside seams to see what works best for your child.

2. Gradually introduce new items of clothing.
If your child is not used to wearing certain types of clothing, introduce them slowly and in small doses.

3. Use positive reinforcement.
Reward your child for wearing clothes, and make it a positive experience.

4. Be patient and understanding.
Children with sensory sensitivity may need more time and patience than other children when it comes to getting dressed.

5. Seek professional help.
If your child's reluctance to wear clothes is causing significant distress or is impacting their daily life, it's important to seek the help of a professional. This could be a pediatrician, occupational therapist or psychologist.

Ultimately, the key to helping a child with sensory sensitivity feel more comfortable wearing clothes is to understand their unique needs and to work with them in a supportive and understanding way.

Look out for sensory-friendly clothing like the collection of SAM Sensory & More. SAM items are specially designed for sensory sensitive people like my highly-sensitive son Lex. When kids are more comfortable in their clothes it will have a great effect on many other aspects of the daily routine.

SAM provides super soft, high-quality and fashionable:



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All SAM garments are ultra soft and have no itchy seams, annoying labels or irritating tags on the inside. SAM remains super soft: wash after wash after wash! Ideal for people with high sensitivity, autism or sensitive skin.

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More about SAM Sensory & More

SAM is unique because of its combination of Fashion and Well-being. SAM develops the products in co-operation with experts and tests all items with sensory sensitive children and adults. SAM arose from the experience of mama An and her search for clothes for her highly sensitive son Lex.

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Many children love the SAM products and they are also loved by highly sensitive children, children with autism, children with a sensitive skin or children in wheelchairs. SAM is called a lifesaver by many parents.

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